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2013 ELM Ministry Grants Announced!

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One of the ways that ELM donors support ministry by publicly identified LGBTQ rostered leaders and seminarians is through the ELM Ministry Grants program.  Your donations to ELM fund this work. It’s inspiring to see how ELM donors are making possible all kinds of wonderful ministry throughout this church.

ELM Ministry Grants recipients are selected by our volunteer Ministry Grants Program team, led by Margaret Moreland. ELM donors have given away over $912,000 to ministry since 1995.

We are excited to announce a diverse group of ministries as our 2013 ELM Ministry Grants recipients!  In the coming days, we will feature one ministry at a time on the main page of our website: (just scroll down to our News Blog!).  By checking the blog each day, you can read in-depth about the ministries you support through your gift to ELM.  If you want to contribute to this important work, you can make an online donation by clicking here

MISSION START: Spirit of Hope, Detroit, MI: Rev. Matthew Bode: $5,000

COUPLES ENRICHMENT: Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Fairview, NC: Rev. David Eck: $2,000

YOUTH MINISTRY: Open Doors, Sparks, NV: Rev. Paul Gibson: $2,000.

YOUTH MINISTRY: East Bay Lutheran Youth Program, Oakland: Rev. Craig Minich; $1,000

ENVIRONMENTAL MINISTRY: EcoFaith Recovery, Portland, OR: Rev. Robyn Hartwig: $4,500

PARISH MINISTRY: Grace Lutheran Church, Houston, TX: Rev. Lura Groen: $2,500

POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS MINISTRY: Welcome: Rev. Megan Rohrer: $1,000

FUTURE LEADERS: 2013 Interns: $12,000

Total grants joyfully given: $30,000
Learn more about the Ministry Grants program at


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